Foreign tourists and residents have a range of options when it comes to getting coronavirus information from the authorities in their native tongues, but they are more likely to find what they need via the Japan Tourism Agency and local governments rather than the health ministry.

A hotline run by the Japan National Tourism Organization, an external bureau of the Tourism Agency for foreign visitors who need assistance, has been fielding an increasing number of inquiries about COVID-19.

Information is available in English, Chinese and Korean at 050-3816-2787.